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AAAE's Hauptli Urges Senators to Eliminate PFC Cap, Help Airports Finance Infrast
Mar 08, 2017 05:50 PM (ET)
Rep. DeFazio Reiterates Call for Eliminating PFC Cap
Mar 08, 2017 05:49 PM (ET)
House Homeland Security Committee Approves Aviation Employee Screening Legislatio
Mar 08, 2017 05:49 PM (ET)
Potential TSA Budget Cuts Discussed at DHS Deputy Secretary Confirmation Hearing
Mar 08, 2017 05:48 PM (ET)
Now Accepting Nominations for Snow and Ice Control Award
Mar 08, 2017 07:57 AM (ET)
New Digicast Programming Now Available
Mar 08, 2017 07:55 AM (ET)



Controversy Over US Pilot Shortage Heats Up
FlightGlobal - Mar 08, 2017 06:47 PM (ET)
A pilot shortage faced by US regional carriers has in recent weeks proven to have broader fallout, with a top US Air Force general supporting possible changes to pilot qualification rules and with two pilots unions dragging airlines into court.

United Looks at Boeing's 'Paper Plane' and Likes What It Sees
Bloomberg - Mar 08, 2017 06:29 PM (ET)
United Continental Holdings Inc. has taken a close look at an all-new jetliner that Boeing Co. engineers are developing for trans-Atlantic flying, and the airline likes what it sees.

Amendments Governing Heights of Airport-Adjacent Developments to Change
Bungalower (Orlando, Fla.) - Mar 08, 2017 06:28 PM (ET)
The State of Florida has recently passed a series of laws that will require Cities and Counties to update their regulating processes concerning height restrictions around airports.

A True Turning Point for Colorado Springs Airport
Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - Mar 08, 2017 06:27 PM (ET)
Just when it seemed great local cultural and economic indicators could not get much better, Frontier Airlines announced a turning point for the Colorado Springs Airport.

Houston Airport System Saw Fewer Passengers Last Year
Houston Chronicle - Mar 08, 2017 06:26 PM (ET)
The Houston Airport System reported 54.5 million passengers last year, down 1.2 percent from 55.2 million in 2015.

How to Speed Through Airport Security
Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.) - Mar 08, 2017 05:40 PM (ET)
Tired of airport security delays? Or having to remove your shoes, your belt, your jacket and your laptop each time you pass through security?

Report: Trump Considering Cuts to Coast Guard, Airport Security to Fund Border Wall
The Hill (Washington, D.C.) - Mar 08, 2017 05:15 PM (ET)
The Trump administration is reportedly considering cutting funding to the Coast Guard, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other agencies to find money for the president's proposed border wall and immigration enforcement plans.

Islip to Begin New Marketing Campaign for Its Airport
Newsday - Mar 08, 2017 05:14 PM (ET)
A new approach to boosting Long Island MacArthur Airport’s popularity as a travel hub is set to launch later this month with the unveiling of a development plan and a $180,000 marketing initiative.

Port of Astoria Lowers Airport Bond
Daily Astorian (Ore.) - Mar 08, 2017 05:12 PM (ET)
The three-year general obligation bond the Port of Astoria is sending to voters in May to develop a southern portion of Astoria Regional Airport is back down below $2 million.

Possible Bird Strike Forces Emergency Landing at Tampa International Airport
WFLA (Tampa, Fla.) - Mar 08, 2017 05:12 PM (ET)
A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Wednesday morning over concerns the plane may have hit birds.

Airport Wants to Buy Land
Valdosta (Ga.) Daily Times - Mar 08, 2017 05:09 PM (ET)
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Airport Authority wants to acquire land next to the airport.

Now Showing: Movies at the Airport
USA Today - Mar 08, 2017 05:05 PM (ET)
Hooray for Hollywood! That’s what passengers at Oregon’s Portland International Airport were saying even before February’s official opening of the free microcinema on Concourse C.

Mayors Say No to Privatizing ATC
General Aviation News - Mar 08, 2017 05:05 PM (ET)
More than 115 mayors in all 50 states recently wrote a letter to Congress expressing concern about the impact of air traffic control privatization on communities across the country, especially those in rural regions of the country.

Brazil's Biggest-Ever Jet Makes Its Debut
Aviation Daily - Mar 08, 2017 05:03 PM (ET)
Embraer’s second E-Jet E2 variant, the E195-E2, has rolled out, marking the unveiling of the largest jet aircraft ever produced in Brazil.

Transgender at the Airport: Voices
USA Today - Mar 08, 2017 05:03 PM (ET)
At the security entrance to the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, I was handed a customer satisfaction card. It was small and green, just big enough for the airport logo, phone number and my comments about the service I received.

Hawaii Becomes 1st State To Challenge New Immigration Ban
Law360 - Mar 08, 2017 04:46 PM (ET)
The state of Hawaii, aided by a litigation team from Hogan Lovells, appears to be the first state to challenge President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, telling a Hawaii federal court it plans to file a temporary restraining order along with an updated complaint.

DC Circ. Grounds NLRB In Airline Baggage Worker Fight
Law360 - Mar 08, 2017 04:45 PM (ET)
The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday overturned a determination by the National Labor Relations Board that it has jurisdiction over a union election for airport baggage system workers in Portland, Oregon, ruling that the board ignored precedent that pointed to the matter instead being subject to the Railway Labor Act, which is administered by the National Mediation Board.

Airport Worker's Break Can't Bar Benefits Over Leg Injury
Law360 - Mar 08, 2017 04:44 PM (ET)
A Pennsylvania appeals court said Tuesday that the temporary break an airport worker took to rendezvous with her mother did not bar her from receiving workers’ compensation benefits from Starr Aviation after a baggage cart she was driving upended and crushed her leg, resulting in its amputation.

What Tampa Bay Airport CEOs Say About $100 Billion in Airport Infrastructure Needs
Tampa Bay (Fla.) Business Journal - Mar 08, 2017 04:43 PM (ET)
Airports Council International says U.S. airports have a collective funding need of $99.9 billion over the next five years — or nearly $20 billion per year, to begin these projects. The massive figure represents a 32 percent increase in infrastructure needs since the group's last estimate in 2015. Here's what's in the works locally.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Diverted Back to San Jose International Airport
NBC Bay Area (Calif.) - Mar 08, 2017 04:42 PM (ET)
A Hawaiian Airlines flight that departed from Mineta San Jose International Airport for Honolulu on Tuesday was diverted back to SJC.

Hattiesburg, Laurel Airport to Offer Flights to Chicago
WDAM (Moselle, Miss.) - Mar 08, 2017 08:14 AM (ET)
The Pine Belt will be getting additional air service this summer.

County DPW Puts Together Plan to Run Entire Airport
Post-Star (Glen Falls, N.Y.) - Mar 08, 2017 08:09 AM (ET)
The Warren County Department of Public Works isn’t giving up control of the county airport easily.

East Hampton Officials Ask Supreme Court to Review Airport Noise Case
Newsday - Mar 08, 2017 08:08 AM (ET)
East Hampton Town officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower federal court decision that struck down its airport curfew laws and to give the town control of the airport where noise complaints rise in the summer.

IAG to Announce Details of Foray Into Low-Cost, Long-Haul Market
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2017 07:53 AM (ET)
International Airlines Group (IAG) expects to formally announce details of its new low-cost, long-haul operations out of Barcelona’s El Prat Airport imminently.

Boeing Rolls Out First 737 MAX 9
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2017 07:52 AM (ET)
Boeing rolled out the first 737 MAX 9, the second variant of the re-engined 737, at its Renton, Washington facility March 7.

Embraer E195-E2 Rollout Debuts Largest Jet Aircraft Produced in Brazil
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2017 07:52 AM (ET)
Embraer’s second E-Jet E2 variant, the E195-E2, rolled out March 7, marking the unveiling of the largest jet aircraft ever produced in Brazil.

Czech Airlines Posts $9.4M Profit for 2016
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2017 07:51 AM (ET)
CSA Czech Airlines (CSA) reported a 2016 net income of CZK241 million ($9.4 million), up 8% from a CZK223 million profit a year ago.

Wet-Leased Airberlin A320s Begin Service for Austrian Airlines
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2017 07:50 AM (ET)
The first of five airberlin Airbus A320s, operating in Austrian Airlines colors, launched March 7 on services from Vienna, Austria to Skopje, Macedonia. The flight is part of a six-year wet-lease agreement between airberlin and the Lufthansa Group, which was approved unconditionally at the end of January by federal antitrust authorities.

Sabre Airline Solutions President to Step Down
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2017 07:50 AM (ET)
Technology provider Sabre Airline Solutions EVP & president Hugh Jones will step down in August.

Russia's UTair Boosts International Network
Air Transport World - Mar 08, 2017 07:49 AM (ET)
Russia’s UTair Aviation plans to launch daily Boeing 737 service from Moscow Vnukovo to Berlin, Munich and Vienna this spring and summer. Munich service will begin April 17; Berlin Tegel and Vienna services are scheduled to start June 1.

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